Historical Scenes and Events

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Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of the famous meeting of Henry Morton Stanley with David Livingstone: 'Dr Livingstone,…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of Vauxhall Gardens, London (pleasure gardens) in the 1750s.

Victorian illustration to download showing a portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), French leader and emperor, in his characteristic pose with…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of John Howard, 18th-century prison reformer, inspecting convicts at work.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of the 16th-century Banqueting Hall at Hoghton Tower, Lancashire, where James VI and…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of Captain Webb drinking coffee during his attempt to swim the English Channel…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a Chartist riot between working-class men and gentlemen on the platform at…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a diving bell used in the construction of the Thames Tunnel (built…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a dinner party held inside a model of a prehistoric animal, an…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of the launching of the huge steam warship 'Royal Albert' at Woolwich Dockyard…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a butcher's shop during the Paris Siege, 1871, selling meat from zoo…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of the first steam train to cross the Menai Strait on the Britannia…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of bank officials bringing a huge nugget of gold to the bullion vaults…

Victorian illustration to download showing a portrait of the world-famous tightrope walker Blondin standing beside his coiled-up tightrope. In 1861…